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Snuff box: PER.M.354 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Oval, wood box, the lid inlaid with a basket of flowers

Wood, coloured and inlaid; the underside of the lid fitted with a mirror. Oval with straight sides. The top of the flat pull-off lid depicting a basket of flowers and leaves, including campanulas. The sides with vertical light and dark stripes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 6.1 cm
Width: 12.3 cm

Relative size of this object

12.3 cm3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Late 18th-mid 19th century
1780 CE - 1850 CE

School or Style

English

Components of the work

Box composed of wood
Decoration composed of wood
Mirror composed of glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.354 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 150641
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Snuff box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150641 Accessed: 2022-11-30 20:48:11

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